Roman Vase in Magnolia I

Michael Ruh
Roman Vase in Magnolia I by London-based glass artist Michael Ruh. A one-off piece that references the shape and form of Roman glass bottles unearthed in and around London. Glassblowing developed in the Syro-Palestinian region in the early first century B.C. and it is thought to have come to Rome after the area's annexation to the Roman world in 64 B.C. Here, Michael explores the expanded range of techniques that revolutionised the Italian glass industry. The latest additions to this wonderful series are both functional and decorative and have been rendered in warm, jewel tones.

Material: Optical-quality recycled glass
cm: Diameter 21cm, Height 31cm
inches: Diameter 8.3in, Height 12.2in
Care Instructions Hand wash in warm, soapy water


Making hand blown glass is a long, absorbing process whereby molten glass is gradually rolled and manipulated into shape. While Michael’s functional pieces may seem simple, each object is a technical challenge requiring precise timing, perpetual movement and teamwork.
The Maker Michael Ruh Glass Artist - London

Michael Ruh is a celebrated glass artist creating blown glass pieces with a modern aesthetic. Since establishing his Studio in 2004, Michael has worked with simple, traditional tools that have been used throughout the centuries to craft exquisite tableware, lighting and home accessories. Michael’s forms are each marked with his signature technique of scribing lines across the surface of each vessel. The technique is reminiscent of Japanese Bokuseki calligraphy- each stroke being applied with intent and assertion.